Re: Fj Cruiser Overland Mounting Question
One thing to consider, how much weight do you really want on your back door? That is the nice thing about a swing out bumper, the weight is transferred to the frame(the not nice thing? $$$$$!!). I have heard different numbers on max weight of the rear door, but I personally think I wouldn't go over 200 lbs including spare while driving, at least off road. Parked I wouldn't even worry about weight when the door is latched. Street driving I could go a little higher, 250ish I guess. I have the Garvin trail rack, which mounts to the spare tire mount bolts, and then the spare mount bolts to it, and Garvin says not to exceed 75 pounds on the rack. I didn't weigh the rack, but I would guess its 15-20 pounds or so. A larger spare could run up to 100 lbs or more with rubber and wheel. 5 gallon Jerrys could weigh close to 50 lbs each, full, if you factor the can and carrier brackets. A Hi-lift might hit 30 lbs or more. and then you have 20 lbs of propane, axe? shovel? plus the carrier brackets to hold this stuff.. Its the internet, so I am sure there may be people who disagree with me.. Just something to consider. Don't take my word for it, but just thought I would share my opinion. =)
Bottom line, I think you could find a way to mount all this stuff, but not sure if you would want to.